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[Brussels Airport] 9.4 million passengers at Brussels Airport in 2021 - Record growth for cargo

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Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2022 at 10:21
Subject: 9.4 million passengers at Brussels Airport in 2021 - Record 

  9.4 million passengers at Brussels Airport in 2021, 39% more than in 2020, 36% of 2019 

Record growth for cargo with an increase in volumes of 30% compared to 2020, best result in 15 years 


In 2021, Brussels Airport welcomed almost 9.4 million passengers, that is 39% more than in the crisis year 2020, but a decline of 64% compared to 2019. Especially in the first half of the year the passenger figures were heavily impacted by the Covid crisis and the travel restrictions, the number of passengers began to rise again from the summer onward. The cargo division of Brussels Airport performed exceptionally well in the past year; there was a strong growth in all cargo segments and Brussels Airport is the most important European hub for vaccine transport, with more than 800 million Covid-vaccines handled since November 2020. The total cargo volume rose to 843,000 tonnes, an increase of no less than 30% compared to 2020. 


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